Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Couscous Salad

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Couscous Salad Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
This comforting couscous salad gets its pumped up flavor from fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, shallots and garlic. Part-skim mozzarella cheese can be substituted if desired.

Yield:

5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 186
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 6 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 7.9 g
Carbohydrate 26.5 g
Fiber 2.1 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 308 mg
Calcium 99 mg

Ingredients

2 cups diced tomato
3/4 cup (3 ounces) diced fresh mozzarella cheese
3 tablespoons minced shallots
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup uncooked couscous
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Basil leaves (optional)

Preparation

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cool. Add couscous and fresh basil to tomato mixture; toss gently. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.

June 2000
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